Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

Treatment For Stress Induced Jaw Pain In Daly City

Everyday stress can cause some people to clench their jaw or grind their teeth. This in turn can aggravate or even lead to TMJ disorder, which is treatable at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

The temporomandibular joints are the muscles, tendons, and bones that connect the jaw to the skull.  They’re among the most complex in the human body. Usually shortened to “TMJ,” they are frequently associated with serious pain.

TMJ Pain

TMJ pain can result from stress, from an injury, or from inflammation. It can be on either side of the jaw and may seem to come out of nowhere. When it occurs it can be painful to bite or chew, or even to talk.

In addition to pain, you may notice:

  • Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Headaches
  • Ear pain
  • Stiff or sore jaw muscles

What To Do?

If you suspect your jaw pain is TMJ disorder, you can find short-term relief using ice packs on the affected area. Over-the-counter pain relievers are also good.

You can also choose softer foods, don’t chew gum, and try massaging the area that hurts.

For the longer term, consider a professional diagnosis and treatment, like what we provide at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. We have treated patients throughout San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay, who also come to us for restorative dentistry and much more. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 

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Want A Perfect Smile In Daly City?

San Mateo cosmetic dental and tooth implants

If you are not happy with your smile, consider cosmetic dentistry at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City, where we provide perfect smiles.

The benefits of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Look and feel younger.
  • Improve your oral health.
  • Increase your confidence.
  • Smile all the time!

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures of cosmetic dentistry. Modern in-office whitening produces results that far surpass over-the-counter products like whitening toothpastes or strips. We provide Zoom! in-office whitening that can dramatically whiten your teeth in a single office visit.

We also offer porcelain veneers. Veneers are great for covering up chips or cracks in the teeth. They are thin, medical grade porcelain shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. With their lifelike appearance, they too are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

These are just two of the cosmetic dentistry procedures that can give you a perfect smile. Call Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City to find out more. We also provide treatment for sleep apnea and TMJ/TMD, as well as general dentistry.

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Kenneth Hovden DDS TMJ Treatment

Daly City TMJ Treatment Are you one of the many Daly City TMJ sufferers? If you are affected by Temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorder, you know how the pain and discomfort can affect your life. Kenneth Hovden DDS TMJ treatment in the San Francisco area has helped countless Daly City TMJ patients manage their TMJ disorder.

The Temporomandibular or jaw joint connects the lower jaw bone to the skull. Symptoms of TMJ disorder include jaw and facial pain, headaches, earaches, neck pain and chewing difficulty. TMJ disease is often associated with jaw clicking, locking or clenching, and can cause harmful tooth damage and bone loss.

Many San Mateo, Pacifica and Half Moon Bay TMJ patients first sought a possible TMJ diagnosis after trying unsuccessfully to relieve their frequent headaches. Since opening Kenneth Hovden DDS in 1981, we have discovered that many dental patients don’t realize they have TMJ disorder because it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing the pain. A TMJ specialist can properly diagnose your specific TMJ issues and recommend an effective course of action.

Because a comprehensive treatment plan is most successful, we work hand-in-hand with a network of San Francisco TMJ specialists including ENT doctors, neurologists and physical therapists. There are many facets to this often misunderstood disorder. If you are suffering from jaw pain, we recommend a consultation with Kenneth Hovden at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we take jaw pain seriously.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-755-6000

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, CA
94015